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5 from 2 votes

Easy Lamington Recipe

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: easy lamingtons, lamingtons
Servings: 12


Sponge Cake

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup/125ml granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup cake wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup/62.5g butter
  • 1/2 cup milk

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1&1/2 cup icing sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • fresh cream (optional)


Sponge Cake

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 20 x 20cm cake pan with parchment paper, make sure you leave about 2cm overlapping the sides. Set aside
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds,mix in the milk and set aside. In a large bowl whisk the eggs and sugar, using an electric mixer, for 4-5 minutes until it is light in color
  • Mix in the vanilla essence. Sift in half the flour and baking powder and give it a quick whisk, pour in half the milk mixture and whisk, repeat with other half dry ingredients and milk mixture. Do not over mix
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack and allow it to cool
  • Freeze the cake for an hour
  • In the meantime prepare the sauce by mixing the sifted icing sugar and cocoa together. Add the vanilla essence, melted butter and hot water and mix until smooth
  • Remove from the freezer and cut into 12 equal size squares
  • Use 2 forks and dip each square in the sauce, shake off the excess sauce. Roll in the desiccated coconut. Place them on a wire rack to set and allow them to reach room temperature
  • Serve with a dollop of cream (optional)